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Mitsubishi's first car to be recreated for 100th birthday, but with a twist
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Mitsubishi's first car to be recreated for 100th birthday, but with a twist

The Mitsubishi Model A will be recreated, but substantially updated, for Mitsubishi Motors' 100th birthday later this year. Overnight, Mitsubishi Motors' North American arm announced, in conjunction with West Coast Customs, it would recreate the 1917 Model A. As noted in Forbes, the original Model A was based on the Fiat Tipo 3, and was powered by a 2...


Tesla Semi truck teased at conference
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Tesla Semi truck teased at conference

The Tesla Semi truck has been teased by Elon Musk, the company's CEO, during a TED talk this week. According to Business Insider, Musk told attendees: "This will be a very spry truck. You can drive this around like a sports car." Musk stated that the Tesla Semi's mission is to prove electric trucks can outperform their diesel counterparts in terms of range and torque...


Holden Astra Coupe, Insignia VXR retired; Cascada dropped too - UPDATE
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Holden Astra Coupe, Insignia VXR retired; Cascada dropped too - UPDATE

UPDATE: The Cascada convertible has also been dropped from the company's range, reducing the number of Opel-sourced vehicles to the new-generation Astra and the upcoming Commodore (a rebadged Insignia). The Holden Astra Coupe and Insignia VXR have been quietly dropped from the company's website, meaning the Commodore SS models are the only performance offerings left in the line-up...


Family haulers: Volkswagen Multivan v Honda Odyssey
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Family haulers: Volkswagen Multivan v Honda Odyssey

When you need to move a lot of people around, your options are limited. A seven-seat SUV might not have the 'daggy' stereotype of a people mover, but you can't argue against the practicality of a van. Over the Easter long weekend my family descended on my tiny apartment with big plans to explore the city and experience everything Sydney has to offer...


Ford Powershift transmission issues: Are you affected? What steps should you take?
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Ford Powershift transmission issues: Are you affected? What steps should you take?

Each week CarAdvice receives at least four or five emails to the website or phone calls to our various radio programs regarding Ford Powershift transmission issues. The advice is always the same, but it's often misunderstood or not known by drivers experiencing issues...


Skoda Karoq name announced for Yeti successor, May 18 debut confirmed
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Skoda Karoq name announced for Yeti successor, May 18 debut confirmed

As the adorably dorky Yeti moves toward retirement, Volkswagen's Czech brand has confirmed its new Tiguan-related medium SUV will be known as the Skoda Karoq. Karoq joins Kodiaq in building a consistent theme for the brand's SUVs, both in styling - as confirmed through revealing spy photos published today - and in nomenclature...


Metal shard from Takata airbag injures driver in Darwin
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Metal shard from Takata airbag injures driver in Darwin

The Takata airbag scandal has claimed its first victim in Australia, with a driver of a Toyota Rav4 in Darwin injured during an otherwise minor car crash. The ABC has reported the 21 year old driver was involved in a collision severe enough for the driver's airbag to deploy. The airbag failed to do so correctly, and a metal shard from the airbag housing struck the driver in the head...


Mazda CX-8 announced for Japan
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Mazda CX-8 announced for Japan

A new Mazda CX-8 model will join the car maker's growing SUV family this year, according to a Japanese-language press release issued today. The news, accompanied by a single teaser of image of the CX-8's interior, marks the first Japanese-market availability of a three-row Mazda SUV...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for April 28, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for April 28, 2017

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


CarAdvice podcast 50: Milestone!
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CarAdvice podcast 50: Milestone!

Join Mandy, Paul and Mike Stevens for the 50th episode of the CarAdvice podcast! In car news, Hyundai i30 scores five-star ANCAP safety ratings, but with some controversy...


2018 Hyundai Kona SUV teased - UPDATE
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2018 Hyundai Kona SUV teased - UPDATE

Another new teaser for the Hyundai Kona has been handed down today, revealing a new full-frontal angle of the upcoming compact SUV. This latest shot shows more of the Kona's stacked headlight design, which follows in the footsteps of recent models like the Jeep Cherokee and a number of new Citroen models...


2017 Skoda Kodiaq pricing and specs: Seven-seat SUV detailed for May launch
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2017 Skoda Kodiaq pricing and specs: Seven-seat SUV detailed for May launch

Local pricing and specifications for the new seven-seat 2017 Skoda Kodiaq have been released this week ahead of the Czech SUV's arrival in late May, starting at $42,990 before on-road costs. Initially available in one variant only, the Kodiaq will launch with the Volkswagen Group's 132TSI 2...


2018 Skoda Yeti/Karoq spied with unique body panels
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2018 Skoda Yeti/Karoq spied with unique body panels

The replacement for the Skoda Yeti has been spied again, but this time it's sporting unique body work. The last set of spy photos we published, way back in the middle of 2016, showed the Yeti replacement looking virtually identical to its Volkswagen Tiguan sibling, except for a new grille and, potentially, new bonnet...


2018 Holden Commodore 'VXR' spied
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2018 Holden Commodore 'VXR' spied

The Holden Commodore 'VXR' has been spied undergoing road testing in Germany, and despite being sold with Opel, Vauxhall and Buick badges elsewhere in the world, this prototype is wearing the Holden lion. It's not certain what the hottest variant yet of the next-generation Commodore will be known as, but it's almost certain it will be branded as the Opel Insignia OPC on the Continent, and the Vauxhall Insignia VXR in the UK...


Volkswagen Golf GTI three-door comeback confirmed with GTI Performance Edition 1
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Volkswagen Golf GTI three-door comeback confirmed with GTI Performance Edition 1

The Volkswagen Golf GTI  three-door will make its long-awaited return to Australia this August, in special edition form with 180kW of power. Volkswagen Australia will import 150 units of the three-door during the launch phase of the updated MY17 Golf, Golf GTI and Golf R family...